How did you get started in bodybuilding?
joining the military, weightlifting was a hobby I participated
in my spare-time. My workout partner and I use to buy magazines
and read them hoping that someday we could be like the bodybuilders
that were depicted in them. At the time the only thing I
had knowledge of was lifting weights. I did not know the
value of nutrition and how important it was for proper muscle
growth. I applied the nutrition aspect to my everyday life,
which accelerated the gains I have made. I also attended
a local bodybuilding show at the time in which I felt I
had a better physique that some of the competitors on stage.
That contest gave me the drive and desire to later compete.
What are the most important things you've learned since
you started - about yourself, about your training, nutrition?
have learned that diet and exercise is the key to obtaining
the physique you desire. Discipline is a must. I have also
learned that we all have different body type and that we
have to experiment to see what works best.
Describe your training style, how does it change from off-season
to contest prep?
training consists of moderate to heavy heights. I train
by feel. I use at least one basic movement for each body
part. I train each body part once to twice a week. The only
thing that really changes from off-season to pre-contest
is my diet and the use of more isolation movements. I step
up my cardio to 2 times a day to accelerate fat burning.
My repetition is in the range of 8-12. Sets are 3-4 per
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